Resale tickets for this year’s Glastonbury Festival go on sale this evening (March 24).
The legendary Worthy Farm event is long since sold out, owing to the fact that the bulk of tickets remain held by those who bought them for the 2020 edition; the coronavirus pandemic conspired to nix that year’s festival, and then the planned reschedule for 2021.
Now, Glastonbury 2022 appears to be all systems go, with an illustrious first lineup announcement having landed earlier this month. Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar will headline the Pyramid Stage on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively; meanwhile, Diana Ross takes the famous Sunday afternoon legends slot, whilst the initial lineup is rounded out by such luminous names as Lorde, Mitski, Phoebe Bridgers, Wolf Alice, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.
The festival will run from June 22 to June 26. Those holding tickets from 2020 had until March 7 this year (2022) to pay off their remaining balance. Now, any returned tickets will go back on sale tonight as part of a package that involves travel to and from the festival by coach. Tickets are limited to two per transaction, owing to limited seating on the coaches. You can see a list of departure points here.
You must be pre-registered to buy tickets. The massive lineup is rounded out by the likes of Sam Fender, Metronomy, Foals, Caribou and Charli XCX; meanwhile, First Aid Kit will make their long-awaited return on a yet-to-be-confirmed stage.
Meanwhile, a sale of general admission tickets, not tied to coaches, will follow on Sunday (March 27). Glastonbury has endured two unplanned fallow years because of the COVID-19 pandemic; last year, a elaborate live stream event, Live from Worthy Farm, took the place of the usual festival and saw performances from Coldplay, HAIM, Kano, George Ezra and Michael Kiwanuka. It was beset by technical problems, but the event itself was well-received; The i called it “every inch the slick affair ticket buyers had been promised” by the time it got going.